PHOTO: Lightning sparks barn fire

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By Mallory Bilger

Friday evening’s severe storms that rolled through the area caused this barn fire in the 700 block of Chatman Lane  shortly after 9 p.m.


Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation confirmed a lightning strike caused the blaze, which totally engulfed the barn. Nation said the barn belonged to Thomas Morsey of Spencer County. Nation said there was a planter and a sprayer in the barn that were also destroyed. Firefighters fought the blaze despite the frequent and severe lightning and heavy rains.